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  1. The day Merchant met Mandela

    Dan Rafael

    As a sports columnist, author and broadcaster, Larry Merchant has spent the better part of 60 years conducting interviews with a who's who of boxing luminaries, not to mention all of the other famous figures he dealt with during his newspaper days. ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  2. Merchant, Sheridan: Together at last

    Dan Rafael

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- One of the best parts of hitting the road to cover fights is getting a chance to spend time with old friends in the business. That was the case Saturday morning when I had breakfast at the fight hotel with two broadcasting legends...

    Blog | October 05, 2013
  3. Merchant to reunite with Foreman

    Dan Rafael

    Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant, a ringside staple of HBO broadcasts since the 1970s, retired at the end of 2012. Former heavyweight champ George Foreman was one of his longtime broadcast partners on HBO before leaving the network several yea...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  4. Larry Merchant ready to call last fight for HBO

    Dan Rafael

    Larry Merchant, a staple of HBO's boxing telecasts for 35 years, will call his final fight for the network on Saturday night.

    Story | Conversation | December 13, 2012
  5. "Sugar" Shane Mosley announces his retirement from ring

    Dan Rafael

    Shane Mosley made it official, announcing his retirement on Monday.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2012
  6. Merchant-Mayweather 'rematch'?

    Dan Rafael

    As memorable as Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s fourth-round knockout of Victor Ortiz was in September -- when he knocked out Ortiz while he had his hands down and wasn't looking -- Mayweather's exchange with HBO commentator Larry Merchant after the fight was...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  7. Size (of the ring) matters

    Dan Rafael

    To swipe a line from HBO broadcaster Larry Merchant, boxing is the theater of the unexpected. How else to explain one of the strangest things I can recall: A fight being called off because the ring was too small. Last Saturday night, while the eye...

    Blog | December 22, 2011
  8. Merchant-Kellerman pairing should be fun

    Dan Rafael

    As much as I look forward to covering Amir Khan's junior welterweight title defense against Lamont Peterson on Saturday night in Washington, D.C., -- only about a half-hour from my home -- I'm as excited to watch the HBO telecast (9:45 ET) later on m...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  9. Glen Johnson unfazed by road, good buddy Lucian Bute

    Dan Rafael

    Glen Johnson has made a career of fighting the best on their own turf, but will it matter that this time, on Saturday in Quebec City, he'll face good friend Lucian Bute? Apparently, you don't know "The Road Warrior."

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2011
  10. Merchant will keep doing his thing

    Dan Rafael

    LOS ANGELES -- It was only 17 months ago when it looked like Larry Merchant's tenure as HBO's boxing analyst might come to an end, which would have been a crime. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Merchant is the greatest...

    Blog | January 25, 2009
  11. Merchant will keep doing his thing

    Dan Rafael

    LOS ANGELES -- It was only 17 months ago when it looked like Larry Merchant's tenure as HBO's boxing analyst might come to an end, which would have been a crime. I've said it before and I'll say it again: Merchant is the greatest television boxing a...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2009
  12. Pacquiao to move up two weight classes to fight De La Hoya

    Dan Rafael

    After weeks of on and off negotiations, Oscar De La Hoya, boxing's most bankable superstar, and Manny Pacquiao, the pound-for-pound king, jointly announced on a media teleconference that they would meet Dec. 6 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2008
  13. Kellerman reconsiders; will join 'Boxing After Dark' team

    Dan Rafael

    HBO's search for a new analyst for late-night series "Boxing After Dark" is over, and the network is staying in-house.

    Story | Conversation | November 02, 2007
  14. Could De La Hoya fight Pacquiao?

    Dan Rafael

    Larry Merchant and I we were discussing the state of the game the other day, just as we do regularly. One of the questions we were mulling over was about Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya is supposed to return to action May 3 and he says he's coming...

    Blog | October 29, 2007
  15. Could De La Hoya fight Pacquiao?

    Dan Rafael

    Larry Merchant and I we were discussing the state of the game the other day, just as we do regularly. One of the questions we were mulling over was about Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya is supposed to return to action May 3 and he says he's coming back...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2007
  16. HBO scouting for new analyst

    Dan Rafael

    Although HBO settled its most pressing concern about its announcer lineup last month when it finally re-signed star analyst Larry Merchant to a new two-year contract and announced that he would share duties with Max Kellerman on "World Championship B...

    Blog | July 18, 2007